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All-Courant Girls Volleyball

All-Courant Team

Hitters

Anna Barry, RHAM, Sr.

Maddy Hart, Avon, Sr.

Alana Hruska, RHAM, Sr.

Colleen McAvoy, Coventry, Sr.

Elena Piran, Cheshire, Jr.

Jessica Paholski, Valley Regional, Sr.

Julia Rutkowski, Coventry, Sr.

Caroline Summa, Farmington, Sr.

Leah Vichas, Lyman Memorial, Sr.

Liberos

Tori Coughlan, Glastonbury, Sr.

Katee Meese, Lyman Memorial, Sr.

Setters

Kate Porter, Haddam-Killingworth, Sr.

Allie Welch, RHAM, Sr.

Audrey Worth, Avon, Sr.

Stephanie Zera, Southington, Sr.

Honorable Mention

Hitters: Jenna Apanowitch, Suffield, Sr.; Callie Burke, Hale-Ray, Sr.; Grace Fisher, Rocky Hill, Sr.; Raven Jarrett, New Britain, So.; Camryn Luginbuhl, Tolland, Fr.; Elsie Phillips, Granby, So.

Liberos: Nolyn Allen, Southington, Sr.; Bethany Bahler, Ellington, Sr.; Rianne Mayer, SMSA, Sr.

Setters: Amaya Feitel, Cromwell, Sr.; Gabriele Kozik, Coginchaug, Jr.; Hannah LeVasseur, Coventry, Jr.; Rebecca Mayer, SMSA, So.; Aliana Rivoira, Bristol Eastern, Jr.; Nicole Trapp, Hale-Ray, Sr.

Storylines

RHAM ran the table in Class L, not dropping a set and winning its second straight state title and seventh overall. RHAM beat Woodstock Academy 3-0 in the final. The Sachems (26-0) had a large group of talented seniors including Player of the Year Alana Hruska, Anna Barry, Katie Shea and Allie Welch.

Coventry won its 11th state title with a 3-1 victory over Lyman Memorial in the Class S championship. Coventry lost in the Class S semifinals last year but got a boost when former Coventry resident Colleen McAvoy, a 6-foot-1 senior outside hitter, returned to Coventry from Washington.

After winning its first title last year, Lyman Memorial made it back to the finals with eight seniors and a new coach, former assistant Amanda Nappi. But the Bulldogs ran into trouble when their senior setter, Meg Verizzi, was injured in the championship and lost 3-1. It was Lyman’s third straight trip to the finals.

Cheshire went undefeated (23-0) until the Class LL state semifinals, when Amity upset the Rams, 3-0. Cheshire had beaten Amity twice during the regular season but lost two starters, Lindsey Abramson and Meagan Clyne, to injuries in the state tournament and had a hard time adjusting against their SCC foe.

State Championships

Class LL: Greenwich 3, Amity 1 (25-18, 26-28, 25-6, 25-18)

Class L: RHAM 3, Woodstock Academy 0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-17)

Class M: St. Joseph 3, East Haven 1 (26-24, 25-27, 25-21, 25-17)

Class S: Coventry 3, Lyman Memorial 1 (20-25, 25-11, 25-19, 25-20)

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